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Donald Trump

2018-08-19 01:01
RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY| Washington, DC - 17 August 2018 1. Trump walks on White House South Lawn toward press 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President: "Well Turkey has been a problem for a long time. They have not acted as a friend. We'll see what happens. They have our wonderful Christian pastor. He's a wonderful man, Pastor Brunson. They made up this phony charge that he's a spy. And he's not a spy. He's going through a trial right now, if you can call it a trial. They should have given him back a long time ago. And, Turkey has, in my opinion, acted very, very badly. So we haven't seen the last of that. We are not going to take it sitting down. They can't take our people. So you will see what happens." (Reporter question: Will you pardon Paul Manafort?) I don't talk about that. I don't talk about that. I think the whole Manafort trial is very sad. When you look at what's going on there, I think it's a very sad day for our country. He worked for me for a very short period of time. But you know what? He happens to be a very good person. And I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort. Thank you." 3. Trump walks across the lawn and boards Marine One 4. Cutaway of press and onlookers on South Lawn POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Joint Base Andrews, Maryland - 17 August 2018 5. Trump gets off Marine One, waves to onlookers, walks across tarmac and boards Air Force One 6. Trump climbs stairs of Air Force One and waves before walking inside STORYLINE: President Donald Trump refused to say Friday whether he would pardon Paul Manafort if he's found guilty, calling him a "very good person" as a jury deliberates in the tax and bank fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman. Trump made the comments as he departed the White House for New York and New Jersey. The president said Manafort only "worked for me for a very short period of time," but added "I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort." The jury began its second day of deliberations Friday. Prosecutors say Manafort hid tens of millions of dollars in foreign income from the IRS, money he made advising politicians in Ukraine. When the Ukrainian money dried up, they say he lied on loan applications to maintain his cash flow. Trump also once again called out Turkey for it's refusal to release an American pastor who has been detained there. Saying "Turkey has been a problem for a long time," Trump called charges of espionage against Pastor Andrew Brunson "phony" and suggested the U.S. would take further action against the country. "They should have given him back a long time ago. Turkey has, in my opinion, acted very, very badly. So we haven't seen the last of that. We are not going to take it sitting down. They can't take our people," Trump said.